The Florida Surety Agents Association (FSAA) held a meeting on Friday, January 21st in Winter Park, Florida. There was much discussion regarding pretrial release programs, which are present in 28 of the 67 Florida counties. Proposed pretrial legislation, SB 372, was discussed. This past weekend, The FSAA sent representatives to attend the Florida Sheriffs’ Association Conference to help reinforce positive relations with the sheriffs. The Board of Directors is also considering several changes in the bylaws, which will be submitted for approval at the next meeting. Online continuing education classes are being developed and are expected to be operating in mid-2011. Current membership in the FSAA now exceeds 345. The FSAA Summer Membership Meeting will be held in St. Petersburg, FL in July, 2011 in conjunction with the PBUS Summer Conference. For more information about the FSAA, please visit www.fsaa.com.
Eric Granof joined AIA in 2009. As Vice President of Corporate Communications, Eric is responsible for both internal and external communications across the organization. As part of his responsibilities, Eric drives a number of marketing initiatives for the company including the development of new service partnerships with groups like Staples, TLO, and Inkhead, creating new marketing programs like ExpertBail and providing consulting and guidance to AIA’s family of agents in the area of marketing. In addition to his corporate communications responsibilities, Eric is also Managing Director and Chief Marketing Officer for the ExpertBail Network.